Orgill Cleans Up in New Orleans
DESPITE EXTREME weather conditions throughout the country, most Orgill customers were able to travel to New Orleans with ease, resulting in exceptionally strong attendance at the wholesaler’s spring buying market Feb. 17-19.
(Feb. 22, 2017) Orgill, Inc. concluded another successful spring dealer market this past weekend in New Orleans, La., where thousands of retailers from across North America and around the world gathered to take advantage of promotional discounts, see the latest in retail programs, and learn about trends impacting home improvement retailing.
After receiving overwhelming positive response from customers both times the event has been hosted in New Orleans, Orgill has announced plans to add the venue into its rotation of host cities going forward.
“We were very encouraged by the energy and enthusiasm of our customers, especially those within the pro-oriented segment,” said Ron Beal, Orgill chairman, president and CEO. “Retailers are anticipating a good year, and judging by the activity and comments we heard from retailers at the spring dealer market, we have every indication that 2017 should be strong.”
Along with the special deals available in New Orleans, Orgill also highlighted four separate Product Showcase areas at two retail concept stores at the show.
Walnut Grove Hardware & Supply, a new 10,000-sq. ft. model store, had a focus on lawn and garden, outdoor living, farm and pet, while showcasing a variety of state-of-the-art merchandising techniques that allow retailers to maximize their floor space. The store also showed off a new Smart Home products display that was portable and could fit in any retail environment.
Founded in Memphis, Tn., in 1847, Orgill distributes hardware and home improvement products to customers in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, and over 50 countries. Its fall market is set for Aug. 24-26 in Boston, Ma.